Crsipy, tender, and juicy, these seitan burgers are the ultimate crowd-pleasing burger for a barbecue. They're made from seitan and beans, so they're big on protein and all the seasoning gives it that "meaty" taste. Serve these with all the fixings of a traditional burger — lettuce, sliced tomato and onion, ketchup, and a sesame seed bun for the fast food experience without having to take a trip to the drive-thru.

Crispy Seitan Burgers [Vegan]







  • 9.8 ounces seitan
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons cooked grain or 1/2 cup white beans
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs, plus more to coat the burgers
  • 1 small bunch of cilantro or parsley
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or coconut aminos for soy-free
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger powder, to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil


  1. Preheat your oven to 355°F.
  2. In a sauté pan over medium heat, add oil. Add the onion, garlic, and bell pepper, and cook for a few minutes.
  3. In a food processor, chop the seitan. Add the cooked onion and all remaining ingredients. Pulse until smooth. Check the seasoning and adjust to taste. If the batter is too wet, add a little more breadcrumbs. Refrigerate 20 minutes.
  4. Once 20 minutes have passed, take the batter out of the refrigerator. Using your hands, form balls, roll them in breadcrumbs, and then slightly flatten them into patties. Place on a lined and lightly oiled baking tray and bake until they are firm and golden.
  5. Or, if you prefer, you can cook them in a non-stick pan. To do that, add oil to a pan and cook until both sides are crispy and golden.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 84 | Carbs: 9 g | Fat: 1 g | Protein: 10 g | Sodium: 136 mg | Sugar: 1 g Calculation not including ingredients added to taste or olive oil. Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.